News18 Afternoon Digest: X on Centre’s Executive Orders, Cong-AAP Seat Sharing Pact And Other Top Stories

News18 Afternoon Digest: X on Centre’s Executive Orders, Cong-AAP Seat Sharing Pact And Other Top Stories

Last Updated: February 22, 2024, 12:42 IST

X has claimed that the government has asked it to block specific accounts. (Image: Representative/ File)

We are also covering: Yuvraj Singh in Touch With 2 BJP Leaders; Amitabh Bachchan Shares Cryptic Post After Rahul Gandhi’s Jibe at Him and Aishwarya and Byju’s Founder Faces Look out Circular Demand By ED among other stories

In today’s afternoon digest, News18 brings you the latest developments on X disagreeing with the Indian government’s executive orders’; Seat-sharing between AAP and Congress in Delhi and IPL 2024 schedule announcement among other top stories.

‘We Disagree, But…’: Elon Musk’s X Says Centre Issued Orders To Withhold Accounts

The Indian government has issued “executive orders” requiring X to act on specific accounts and posts, the Elon Musk-led organisation claimed on Thursday, adding that it disagrees with these actions in accordance with the freedom of expression, but will “withhold the accounts and posts in India”. However, the Centre is yet to respond to the allegations. READ MORE

Seat Sharing in Delhi Finalised: AAP May Contest 4 Seats, Congress Likely to Fight 3

Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have finalised their seat negotiation talks for Delhi ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls. According to sources, AAP will contest four seats, while Congress will fight over three seats in the national capital. The two alliance partners are likely to make the decision public soon. During the AAP-Congress seat-sharing discussion, the grand old party demanded key constituencies from the ruling party — one seat each from northeast, northwest and central Delhi (Either from New Delhi or Chandni Chowk), sources informed. READ MORE

IPL 2024 Schedule Announcement: Dhoni vs Kohli Likely in Opener as BCCI to Release Schedule at 5 PM

Brace yourselves for the important announcements of the season as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday is expected to roll out the schedule of the much anticipated Indian Premier League 2024. The fixtures will be announced for the first 15 days of the tournament as the board awaits the schedule of the central elections which are scheduled to take place this year. For MORE LIVE UPDATES

Byju’s Founder Raveendran Faces Look out Circular Demand By ED: Report

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly requested the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) to issue a lookout circular (LOC) against Byju Raveendran, the founder and CEO of Byju’s, the embattled edtech company bearing his name. According to a report by ET, the central agency made this request to the BOI earlier this month to secure a new LOC, ensuring Raveendran remains within the country’s borders. READ MORE

Amitabh Bachchan Shares Cryptic Post After Rahul Gandhi’s Jibe at Him, Aishwarya Rai: ‘All Else Can Wait’

Amitabh Bachchan shared a cryptic post days after Rahul Gandhi made shocking statements about him and his daughter-in-law, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. On Wednesday, videos of Rahul Gandhi talking about Amitabh and Aishwarya at a rally went viral. While Amitabh is yet to react to the statements, he took to X — previously known as Twitter — to share a post about his whereabouts. Big B revealed he was spending the evening focusing on his physical and mental health while putting everything aside. READ MORE

Yuvraj Singh Set for New Innings? 2011 World Cup Hero in Touch With 2 BJP Leaders

Is former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)? There is intense speculation over the mobe with neither BJP sources nor sources close to Singh’s family denying it. News18 has learnt that Singh — popularly called Yuvi — is in touch with BJP via two leaders — party’s Punjab president Sunil Jakhar and a young cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government. READ MORE

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